In 1996, interior designer Blaise Bouchand fulfilled a dream to share his passion for The Art of French Living® in the United States. He established MAISON DE FRANCE® in Bellevue, WA, and has been providing interior decorating services from there ever since.
Born and raised in Paris, France, Blaise was drawn towards interior design early on. His aunt, a talented decorator in central France, lit the spark of home decorating in him at a very young age. As a student in Paris, he then nurtured his keen eye and spent hours in museums like the Louvre, absorbing the beauty in the exhibits and the architecture that surrounded him.
He spared no time in his younger years, working in Hospitality, starting out as a luggage valet and climbing the corporate ranks in the hospitality industry to become the youngest hotel manager in the country in 1992.
He also earned several culinary certificates in French cooking & baking from the prestigious École Ritz Escoffier in Paris. Here in the United States, Blaise is a founding member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art - Northwest, a national nonprofit organization advancing the practice and appreciation of classical tradition in architecture, urbanism and the allied arts.
MAISON DE FRANCE® is also a boutique showroom in downtown Bellevue, WA, featuring home furnishings designed and manufactured in France. Each object featured in the shop is curated by Blaise Bouchand, amongst a selection of the top 100 French brands for the home and garden.
Your home is the reflection of your soul and it should reflect your taste as homeowners. Our mission is to translate your vision into timeless interiors, bringing beauty, quality and harmony to your space.
We are here to help you achieve your dream interiors by enhancing your personal style: from classic traditional to contemporary modern, in a casual or an elegant setting.
We like to call our expertise “Haute decoration”. This means that excellence is our core value. We never cut corners. Every detail counts and everything contributes to your space feeling just right.
Past, present and future are the pillars of home decorating. Our interior design process also includes using your existing home furnishings, making recommendations on additional pieces and even rearranging the placement of your existing furnishings. We have access to an extensive network of French brands, and numerous other high
quality international brands.
MAISON DE FRANCE® completes each project with white glove service. And in the end, our purpose is for you to make wonderful memories in your home.
As Blaise often says: "To be happy in your home is also to be happy in your life!".
Our experienced professional network offers you the best and latest in home furnishings & interior design for today's lifestyle. From the most talented architects and reliable builders, to the most skilled artisans and successful real estate brokers. We work with your existing team or provide referrals, to ensure the successful outcome of your project. Your satisfaction is always our priority and we truly value your business.
"James Bond" 180° view House Living Room on Mercer Heights. Mercer Island, WA.